Robert Zemeckis is heading back to live-action projects, and is in talks to direct Flight, a Paramount drama in which Denzel Washington is loosely attached to star.

Written by John Gatins, the story centers on a alcoholic and drug-addicted pilot. When his plane's engine malfunctions, the pilot manages to rescue the aircraft and its passengers, becoming a hero in the process. When the FAA investigates and finds evidence of drug abuse, it tries to sweep it to the side to help preserve the image of the captain, who is trying to change the course of his life.

No production date has been set.